Bouroullec brothers design suspended screens for Tel Aviv exhibition

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition of 17 hanging screens created by French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The 17 Screens collection of partitions is the result of a year of research and development by the pair, and brings together traditional craft methods with technology such as 3D printing.

The duo worked with French ceramic craftsmen, as well as tile brand Rombina and glass specialist Glas Italia.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The pieces are based on line drawings by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and partly inspired by Ronan's visits to Bretagne to observe natural shapes and formations – including trees, mildew, and plants.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The duo has used glass, aluminium and ceramic rods to form screens arranged in geometric configurations. Some pieces divide up sections of the gallery, while others encircle entire areas. Flashes of colour are created by regularly-placed coloured sections.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The brothers have also designed hangings made of irregularly-placed tubes, including a piece constructed from wooden twigs linked together by 3D-printed connectors.

Another screen features bone-shaped rods held in places with supporting poles positioned at right angles.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

The duo has also used fabric in the exhibition. Floating woven screens feature alongside a partition with bands of textile wrapped around a linear framework to create bright blue diamond shapes.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

All of the pieces on display were created specifically for the exhibition, marking a break from the duo's usual commercial commissions that have included tiles designed for Mutina and a television with an I-shaped frame for Samsung.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Earlier in the year the brothers unveiled a pair of identical glass and steel units, designed for the International Contemporary Art Fair in Paris.

17 Screens by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Wooden twigs are linked together by 3D-printed connectors

The 17 Screens exhibition opened on 31 October 2015 and continues until 26 March 2016.